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How to cook delicious pasta
Boiled pasta is a familiar and traditional side dish that is easy and quick to prepare. Knowing a few simple rules, even a novice housewife, a child and a husband, awaiting the return of his wife and newborn from the hospital, will be able to cook the correct, non-sticky pasta.
How much water is needed for cooking pasta
To make the pasta tasty, elastic and beautiful, you need to cook them in a large volume of water, which requires a rather large saucepan. The formula for calculating products is simple - 100: 1000: 10. This is the proportion of pasta weight, water volume and salt weight. That is, for every 100 grams of dry pasta, you need to take a liter of water, salt, of course, add everything to taste, 10 grams is not an axiom.
How to cook delicious pasta
The best pasta is made from durum wheat, so they keep their shape well and you need to make some effort to make the finished pasta stick together. It is necessary to take into account the fact that pasta perfectly absorbs the taste of the water in which it is boiled, so it makes sense to use water from a bottle or filtered water for cooking.
What water to put pasta in for cooking
The cooking process begins from the moment the pasta is poured (remember - we don't break the long ones, the spaghetti or noodles are placed vertically in pans and gradually go under the water themselves) only in boiling water. Pasta is boiled in boiling water, so if you reduce the heat, then quite a bit.
How long does it take to cook pasta
The cooking time of pasta depends on its shape, size and the dish being cooked. Usually, the packaging indicates the approximate time, often two options, until fully cooked and al dente (per tooth). Al dente pasta, as a rule, is then supplemented with sauces, from where the pasta will "get" the necessary moisture.
How to find out whether pasta is cooked or not
You can check the readiness of the pasta by tasting it, or, if these are long types of pasta, which are not very convenient to get out of boiling water by pressing on the pasta. If the pasta is easy to separate, then they are ready, if some effort is applied, you need to cook for another one or two minutes.
What to do to prevent pasta from sticking together
After cooking, the pasta should be thrown into a colander, rinsed only if the finished pasta was intended for salad. After draining the water, return the pasta to the saucepan and add oil - olive, sunflower, or butter, to taste. Shake the pan well, after closing the lid tightly. Ideal pasta serving - immediately after cooking, if this does not work out, after 8-10 minutes, shake the pasta pot again to avoid sticking.
Properly cooked pasta will never harm your figure, of course, if it is not eaten in kilograms.
Author: Victoria N. (specially for Calorizator.ru)
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